VG-10 Steel VG-10 – Made up of Carbon: .95 – 1.05%, Vanadium: .10 - .30%, Chromium: 14.50 – 15.50%, Molybdenum: .90 – 1.20%, Cobalt: 1.30 – 1.50%, Manganese: .50%, Phosphorus: .03%
This is one of the most popular stainless steels amongst Japanese knife makers. It has good edge retention and is very wear and corrosion resistant. Shun is one of the more famous companies using this steel in their production lines. It is also known as CMV60 and is used in knives by Miyabi under that alias.